Tuition & Expenses

Financial Aid Student Budget: Tuition and Living Allowance for Academic Year 2018-19

Two-Year MBA in Ithaca (first year cost)

Tuition  $66,290  
Housing and Food~  $16,800  
Books  $1,100  
Health Insurance***  $3,000  
Personal/Misc Expenses        $5,000  
  $92,190Total    $92,190 

One-Year MBA in Ithaca

Tuition  $36,362 $66,290  
Housing and Food~  $5,010 $16,800  
Books  $550 $1,100  
Health Insurance***  $452 $3,000  
Personal/Misc Expenses      $1,500 $5,000  
  $43,874 $92,190Total    $136,064  

Cornell Tech MBA

Tuition*  $36,362 $66,290  
Housing and Food~  $5,010 $25,500  
Books  $550 $1,100  
Health Insurance***  $452 $3000  
Personal/Misc Expenses      $1,500 $5,000  
  $43,874 $100,890Total      $144,764 

* Although we make every effort to inform students of changes in advance, the amount, time, and manner of payment of tuition, fees, or other charges may be changed at any time without notice. Average tuition increase per academic year 3-5%

~ Based on the cost of sharing a moderately priced apartment in Ithaca (roughly $1,110 housing/$560 food per month). Housing allowance in NYC (roughly $1,500 housing/$690 food per month). Your living costs will depend on your lifestyle and living arrangements.

*** Estimated Student Coverage - All students are required to have health insurance. Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan. To appeal, students must demonstrate comparable coverage. For more information, please visit the Office of Student Health Insurance.

Additional Expenses

Discretionary lifestyle choices cannot be subsidized by federal OR private education loans. Additional expenses, listed below, can be used to increase the financial aid budget on a case-by-case basis after discussion with the Financial Aid Office.

  • Computer (one-time only)
  • International Course Trips for credit
  • Dependent Child Care

Please note that per federal regulations, eligibility for Federal student aid is based on a single student budget.

Cornell University Bursar Procedures

Most University charges and credits are processed through the University Bursar system. Tuition is billed on a semester basis.  Your fall semester tuition bill will be available online mid-July and due by August 7. Note that for the One-Year MBA programs, summer tuition bills will be available online in April/May. Your fall (or summer) tuition bill must be paid to register. Your admissions deposit will be credited against your first semester tuition amount.  All financial aid is disbursed in two equal installments and credits to a student bursar account.  If any of these funds result in a credit balance to your account, the credit will be refunded to you after university registration which occurs late August.  You will receive instructions on how to sign up for financial aid refunds using direct deposit once you receive your electronic tuition statement mid July.

Cornell offers online payment with Cornell Net.Pay and a monthly installment plan. Please visit their web site for more information.

For further information, contact:

Financial Aid Office
113 Sage Hall
Johnson Graduate School of Management
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6201

phone: 607 255 6116
email: Financial Aid

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